Truth Cancels Bondage and Delivers Freedom

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by Sandra Allen Lovelace           @SandraALovelace           #WallflowerWomen Sometimes I identify with the Hebrew slaves in Egypt. No matter how hard they tried or how hard they worked, their circumstances never eased and they couldn’t find relief. As a matter of fact, their situation became increasingly unbearable. Life can feel like that. Right?

Chaos is the Enemy of Peace

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by Sandra Allen Lovelace      @SandraALovelace      #WallflowerWomen One of the suggestions in the first Year of The Blue article was for readers to offer thanks to a member of law enforcement with a handshake. A few let us know they’ve been showing their appreciation in similar ways. This time around let’s take a look at a common …

Freedom Isn’t Free … for You or Me

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by Sandra Allen Lovelace @SandraALovelace #WallflowerWomen Rachel didn’t know the words from the Korean War Memorial in Washington, DC. But she agreed with them. As far as she was concerned, freedom was expensive. And she wasn’t willing to pass out any until she was paid.

3 Steps to Peace and Joy

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by Sandra Allen Lovelace   @SandraALovelace   #WallflowerWomen Tisha glanced out the window. It wouldn’t be long before her husband returned with their four children. The movie title was too crazy for her taste. Besides, she needed to finish getting ready for their anniversary getaway. She turned to the preening cat as if he were paying attention. “I’ll just take a few …

3 Reasons Not to Hesitate in Prayer

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by Sandra Allen Lovelace @SandraALovelace  Her back settled into the corner of the couch. The dotted pattern invited her to relax. Well, at least her body was responding. Her mind and heart not so much. Sara reached for her study materials on the lacquered end table. Leaving behind the notebook and pen, she plopped her Bible into her lap. These …

2 Ways to Follow God in 2018

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by Sandra Allen Lovelace @SandraALovelace #WallflowerWomen I gave up on new year resolutions a long time ago. The word of the year concept caught me a while back though. So in December I reviewed all 2017 held and pondered what the next twelve months might bring. There were a lot of unknowns shrouding my vision as I sought the LORD …

Year of The Blue, Two Suggestions

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by Sandra Allen Lovelace @SandraALovelace #WallflowerWomen There’s a crisis of respect for emergency personnel in this country. The evidence is all around us. Some say it’s the result of disrespectful behavior on the part of those who serve our communities. Others say there’s a rising tide of discontent among our citizens. I just know there are countless men and women …

3 Questions about Disturbing Thoughts

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by Sandra Allen Lovelace @SandraALovelace #WallflowerWomen Vicki set one final place along the line of glittering trees. The dining table was much too fancy for simple Irish stew, but that was her family’s favorite holiday meal. She took one last look and straightened a fork before she returned to the kitchen stove. It wouldn’t be long before everyone arrived.